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 Slow Violence to Compensate the Apathy

Slow Violence to Compensate the Apathy

Nottingham based Theatre Company, B Team will be entertaining audiences on their home turf this autumn with their new show, Slow Violence.


Slow Violence is a timely absurd comedy about climate change and our attitudes towards it. The two-hander follows new team member Peter who joins Claire at the Happy Holiday travel agency. But all is not well and as the daily ignorance and inertia continues, the office environment worsens resulting in laugh-out-loud farcical scenarios.


As the office crumbles before our eyes, Slow Violence allows audiences the opportunity to reflect on the apathy and inaction that exists on a daily basis in relation to our own environment.


B Team specialise in creating entertaining theatre about the environment that provokes conversation and change. Slow Violence is the second offering from the physical theatre company shedding light on environmental issues. It follows The Bee Project, a show for teenagers about bees, friendship and small acts of rebellion, which toured nationally in 2018-19 to great acclaim.


Nottingham-based Laura Ryder, B Team’s Lead Artist and Performer in Slow Violence said of the show:


“Slow Violence is an absurd comedy but at the heart of the show is our desire to encourage audiences to explore the apathy and inaction that exists in relation to climate change. In the same vein that Claire and Peter can’t continue to deny the fact that office is falling apart nor can we keep pretending the world is not endangered.


Whilst so much narrative around the climate emergency focuses on fear our storytelling avoids doomy narratives and looks to give people a sense of empowerment by provoking conversation and creating ideas of community and connection. With Slow Violence we want to highlight the fact that inaction and ignorance are not the answer and suggest that realisation and conversation, along with some humour gives us hope for the planet and the Happy Holiday office!”


B Team is touring Slow Violence throughout the Midlands this autumn and will be performing the show at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday 6th October. Ticket are £12.50 and are available by calling the Box Office on: 0115 941 9419 or book online at:  If audiences can’t make any of the venues, don’t worry as the show will be live streamed on the last day of the tour from Arena Theatre on Saturday 16 October 2021 and available for one month on demand. For full tour details visit:

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